Monday, April 30, 2007

Mego Wonder Woman Commercial

Recently, I had original 16mm commercial film reels transferred professionallyto DVD, the results are really fantastic as this commercial for Wonder Woman proves. Expect some new ones in the coming weeks on this blog.

Derek has expanded his growing collection of Scooby Doo customs with the Memorable Captain Cutlers Ghost figure. I hope he never stops with these.

Dave McCormick has announced that four new custom figures have been added to the Megomeet auction. The world's only Mego Convention is five weeks away, hope to see you there.

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Mego Robin Hood Gallery Gets an Update

Mego Robin Hood Gallery

Always fun when an awesome but often overlooked line gets an update. The Mego Robin Hood Gallery has new photos showing off it's terrific packaging, for more check out the gallery here.

Mego CopperHead

Derek has made a stunning Mego Custom of Justice League Bad Guy Copper Head and it's the recipiant of this week's Custom Spotlight.

Mego Leader

On the subject of Bad Guys, Ed has created a custom of the Hulk's arch enemy The Leader that somehow makes having a huge head and a moustache look cool.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Spiderman and Acroyear Hit the Mall

Awesome Stuff today! Thanks to Mego forum member Doug, we have amazing shots of a 1977 store appearance at a New York Korvette's store to promote Mego product. Click here to see Spiderman and Acroyear and maybe a few displays of vintage Mego Goodness as well.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Escape from the Fortress of the Apes!

Added new images and information to the Mego Planet of the Apes Fortress page. Now you can see a more indepth look at this remarkable playset including a downloadable scan of the original Flag (which always seems to be missing)

Derek floored us this weekend with these meticulous Classic X-Men customs. That's the way Mego would have done them!


Dave has been teasing us with images of the prizes from this year's Megomeet Raffle. It is shaping up to be the best one yet! Megomeet is the annual Mego Convention, it takes place in Wheeling WV this June.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Batcopter, Apes and the Sentinel of Liberty

Mego Batcopter

Added pictures of the Art Box for the Mego Batcopter in the Superhero gallery today, it's time the Batcopter got some much deserved love. That Neal Adams box is amazing!

Mego Apes

Dave dazzles us today with his neat-o Mego Planet of the Apes Orangatan Custom which seems very movie accurate.

Mego Batcopter

Dane chimed in this week with a corrected version of Mego Captain America in the Custom Forum this week, I can never tire of looking at well done Cap customs.....

Have a great weekend, may you find a solid boxed Batman at a Garage Sale......

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mego Superheroes Display box plus X Men!

mego display box

Today's update is a very rare look at a Baravelli Mego Superheroes Display box, a rare item, if you haven't seen our display box gallery, it's worth a visit.

mego custom of the week

Mego Custom Spotlight goes to this amazing treatment of Exodous from the X Men, a lot of effort went into this guy.

mego display box

Dave posted his pics of his recently completed Dead End Batman, there never can be enough Batman....

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Monster Day at the Mego Museum

Mego Mad Monsters Header Card click here for more pictures

Thanks to the always amazing Stefano, we have a very rare glimpse into the Mad Monsters Display box or at least it's header card. This has never been seen before, truly a piece of Mego history.

Speaking of Monsters, check out Joe's amazing Frankenstein Vampire Hunter custom, the face detail will blow you away!

And if that's not enough check out this Type 3 Toys Hobgoblin custom, it's fantastic!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Heroes World Gallery Updated

Added some new scans to the Heroes World Catalog section, today it's some Mego Star Trek Advertising. Also, Scott has added the entire 1976 Heroes World Catalog to the library, including all the non Mego pages, it's really sweet.

I can't believe I forgot to mention that it's Mego Week at the Aquaman Shrine, a fun blog devoted to all things Arthur Curry. Webmaster Rob has had visits from it seems everyone involved with Aquaman, including the voice himself, Norman Alden.

Friday the 13th seemed to be the perfect time to show Jame's Nosferatu custom, he even includes the recipe to make your own.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

mego toy store directory

Included a pile of new entries into the Mego Museum Vintage Toy Store Directory, thanks to the many contributions of our readers. Do you have a comic or toy haunt that's not on there? Please tell us about using the form at the bottom of the page.

mego Doctor Who dolls

Ever wonder what an original case of Mego Doctor Who figures looks like?, thanks to this amazing find oby Stefano, you need not wonder.

mego toy store directory

In the custom department, Don made this neat Warduke from Dungeons and Dragons, I wish Mego had stuck around to do toys like this......

Other neat items

We've got first pictures of the Iron Man suit from the upcoming movie on the boards, looks killer.

Scott has added another Blog entry over at his Dida Displays website giving another look into this very cool project.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Mego Meet and Isis news

this custom Logan 5 will be auctioned off at Megomeet this year

Dave McCormick has updated the items for the MegoMeet Customs Auction this year. Some talented folks have contributed amazing items this year. For more info on this June's Mego Convention, click here.

Custom Spotlight this week is on Dave LePage's cool Jawa from Star Wars Custom, whooteeeny!

In Mego DVD news, Oh Mighty Isis will be coming to DVD this July. Now, will those include the Shazam crossovers?

Monday, April 09, 2007

Mego Museum Newsletter for April 2007

  • Pre-Order "World's Greatest Toys:
    Mego 8" Super

  • Collector Profile: Rob Chatlin

  • Logan 5: Mego Museum Figure of the Month

  • Mego Meet Coming June 1-2!

  • Design Your Own Vinyl Displayset with Dida Displays

    • Pre-Order the New MEGO Book---A Pitch from

      Dear Mego Museum Friends,

      If you are like me, you've been thrilled to hear that our own Benjamin
      is publishing his book, World's
      Greatest Toys: Mego 8" Super-Heroes
      , this year. Like me, you are giddy
      with anticipation as you dream of the full-color, high resolution photographs
      and painstakingly researched information about the WGSH.

      Worlds Greatest Toys On Sale NowAnd
      if you are like me you've been MEANING to pre-order your
      copy — either through the Mego Museum's Amazon
      through TwoMorrow's
      Collector's Edition offer

      And if you are like me you haven't done it yet...

      If so, then I am personally appealing to you to pull that trigger now. Today.
      You've waited thirty or more years for this book. DON'T WAIT

      Benjamin Holcomb has been a part of the online Mego community since there was one
      and I'm convinced that only his considerable talents could have
      produced this outstanding book. I've been privileged to talk
      with Benjamin over the course of his project — but
      really, I don't talk, because I am speechless when I
      hear WHO he
      talked to and WHAT they told him about the creation of
      this legendary toy line. I have seen the pages, read some of
      the chapters, previewed the photos... and I for one am grateful that
      Benjamin did this work.

      That said — I also believe that this book is the result of all
      of our collective work
      over 10 years as a COMMUNITY here the Mego
      . This is YOUR book — It was your
      never-ending discussion of Mego, your never-ending questions and discoveries,
      your single-minded passion that drove this book into

      I am personally appealing to all of you to pre-order this book today.
      Please do not let it be said that the membership of the Mego Museum did
      not lead the charge in buying this book.

      As an added incentive, in the next 2 weeks, everyone
      who sends me confirmation they have pre-ordered this book will
      receive a free Mego Museum postcard!

      Thank you, and keep collecting them all,

      Scott C Adams


      Collector Profile: Rob Chatlin

      Rob Chatlin Mego Collection

      A NEW feature at the Mego Museum! Curator Brian
      interviews one
      of the Mego Community's greatest assets, Rob Chatlin.

      Rob's advice to Mego Collectors?

      "First, have fun with it! Collect what you love. Patience is a key,
      especially with the fast paced nature were experiencing due to the internet.
      Take the time to learn as much as possible, and be educated as
      you start buying toys. Use the resources available at the Mego
      Museum and other on-line sources. Ask questions, because someone
      before you probably asked it already. Ebay can be overwhelming at first,
      but if you know what you’re
      doing, you will be fine. We all approach collecting differently,
      and certainly, we all have different financial constraints and
      considerations that factor into our love of the hobby. Collecting is a
      passion of the heart, but don’t forget to use your head as well."

      Read the whole interview and view the drool-worthy photos HERE.

      Logan 5: Mego Museum Figure of the Month

      Mego Logan Five Action Figure

      A New Mego prototype action figure was discovered this
      past month and the Megomuseum had the exclusive. Introducing
      Logan Five
      from the TV series "Logan's

      The Mego Logan's Run line was often mentioned only as rumour
      among toy collectors. For over 20 years has been the
      subject of debate as to whether this was legitimate or speculation.

      The discovery of the REM and Francis
      prototypes in 2000 ended any doubt, but the show's titular character
      had yet to be found. Finally, after twenty years, collectors can get a better
      idea of what this line might have looked like. Visit
      the Megomuseum Logan's Run Gallery

      Mego Meet 2007: June 1&2, Wheeling, WV

      Mego meet

      Preregistration is now available for Mego
      , this June's Mego Convention. Dealer tables are
      also available through the web page. Click
      Here to Pre Register
      and don't forget to order one of
      the terrific

      Mego Meet 2007 is the third annual Mego convention
      held at the Toy and Train Museum in
      Wheeling, West Virginia. Each year hundreds of Mego collectors
      gather together for trading, a dealers room, seminars and a custom
      contest. For
      information on past Megomeet conventions click here

      Dida Displaysets: Create your Own Mego Style Vinyl Playset

      DidaDisplays.comDida DisplaysPresenting the first Mego-related product for sale from Mego Museum founder Scott Adams. Scott has been sharing his various custom playset projects in the Customego forum for the last 6 months and that work has led to the mass-production of his "Displayset" system: A set of illustrated vinyl panels that snap together to form Megoesque playsets displays. Clear vinyl pockets allow you to customize the artwork for countless themes.

      Sets will be available for sale in June, but you can
      the two
      deluxe sets, the "Space
      Command Center"
      and the fantastic 3-story "Stately
      . Another reason to come to Mego Meet this year:
      Scott will be showing his Displaysets and taking orders and promises
      several Mego Meet Exclusive items. Visit Dida
      to join the mailing list and stay up to date
      on this new and exciting Mego development.

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      Friday, April 06, 2007

      Stretching Forms to their limits yet again

      A rare boxed example of a Mego Elastic Heroes Plastic Man is now up at the Museum. Including the odd "Putting on the pants" instructions.

      Dave has made a cool little Mego Sized Jawa, I always love the Star Wars customs.

      A different Dave has revised his custom Swamp Thing, amazing how making something look slimier actually improves something!

      Wednesday, April 04, 2007

      Mego's New Space Age

      A sweet new Micronauts page is added to our Department Store Catalog Archive today.

      Joe's Abe Sapian custom was chosen for the Custom Spotlight, always something neat coming from his table.

      Monday, April 02, 2007

      Ayyyyyy! It's prototype Fonzie!

      mego prototype fonz doll

      Stumbled upon this great image while updated the Wishbook section at the Mego Museum, this is from the 1975 Wards catalog.

      There is already a thread about this on the Mego Forum.

      mego prototype fonz doll

      World's Greatest Toys News: Benjamin shared yet another striking image on his website today, If you haven't preordered the book but are planning to, it is vitally important to do so now. Showing a big fan interest is key to this publication, you can pre order from Amazon here.

      captain mego dead end batman

      Our customiser of the month is Chris Meimann aka Captain Mego. See why they call him Captain by checking out his amazing body of work.

      captain mego indianda jones